Commission on Appointments Unwilling to Go Against Duterte over Lopez’ Nomination?

After two grueling days facing off with detractors and a somewhat hostile Commission on Appointments, it looks like President Rodrigo Duterte’s vocal support would lead to another bypass for Environment Secretary Gina Lopez instead of an outright rejection. Duterte said he is willing to forego mining revenues and follow her tough stand for the environment. Sens. Manny Pacquiao and Panfilo Lacson hinted that she will be bypassed, supposedly because of her unavailability for next week’s session even though it was…

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